Values for Nation Building
The Cardinal Values of antiquity have long-since been regarded as foundational to strong and prosperous nations. So too, the good character and integrity of individuals contributes significantly to the moral strength of a nation.
The challenges we face and need to overcome require strength and moral courage at every turn. If we are to realise the dream of a secure and prosperous nation, as a people we regularly need to access and evaluate our moral strength and resilience.
To this end the Cardinal Values are listed here; to encourage and direct all who regard themselves to be true South African patriots, those who are committed to building a strong and prosperous nation.
Integration, wholeness, consistency, honesty
Ubuntu, unity and generosity
Fairness and equity
Knowledge, understanding, discernment, and acting in accordance therewith
Self-discipline resulting in the ability to serve others, the essence of good governance
Competence, excellence, faithfulness
Perseverance, determination and moral strength